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Anyone have a 'casual' first aid kit in their bag?

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by Knifestyle, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. thegrouch314

    thegrouch314 Loaded Pockets

    Dec 10, 2015
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    I carry a small 'boo-boo' kit seperate from my IFAK, to make things easier to find especially if I'm rooting through my IFAK in a hurry.

    This is the kit I carry in my EDC bag.
    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_220857797 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    The case is possibly a bit larger that I need, but it does the job well and I have the space.

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_220908981 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_221009168 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    -Various band-aids, including hydrocolloid ones
    -Wound cleaning wipes (Saline, alcohol and iodine)
    -Iodine swab sticks
    -Styptic swabs (Stops bleeding well on small, stubborn cuts)
    -Antiseptic cream
    -Tape (micropore and athletic)

    I could probably take the saline out. The safety pins I don't typically use with the bandage since I don't find it works very well and tying a knot in the bandage works much better IMO. They are used for popping blisters though.

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_221104857 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    - Non sterile gauze (for mopping up)
    - Dressings, including hydrocolloid and vaseline soaked
    - Steri strips
    - Scissors
    - Tweezers
    - Tongue depressors for makeshift splints

    This kit works pretty well for the smaller stuff and covers most situations I run across.

    For meds, I store them seperately for ease.

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_221311593 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    In an old pill bottle I keep
    -Cold and flu relief
    -Glycerin suppository
    -Bisacodyl Suppositery
    -Travel sickness

    I also have a smaller kit for when I don't have my bag. It fits into a jacket/trouser pocket

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_221605622 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_20200719_221645416 by Tom johnston, on Flickr

    -Steri strips
    -Cleaning wipes
    -Burn gel

    Having multiple kits makes it easier to grab the right one for the job
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  2. benhar

    benhar Loaded Pockets

    Jul 20, 2013
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    This is what I carry in my work bag. Use my old SwissTech tin. Not much in the way of first aid, but I find myself actually needing the medicines more often anyway, and I’m rarely far from a legit FAK. The burn ointment and sting wipes have come in handy too.

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  3. NorthernHarrier

    NorthernHarrier Loaded Pockets

    Feb 23, 2011
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    I have to go very light weight. I carry in my work bag: Tylenol, a few 3/4in. x 3in. bandages, and a few cleaning towelettes.
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  4. FiaOlleDog

    FiaOlleDog Loaded Pockets

    Oct 27, 2017
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    Well, I'm not sure if this counts as a casual FAK ... at least it has found its place in my setup.

    There has been a gap between my true EDC kit (link) and my "traveling & visit-large-cities" trauma kit (Israeli pressure bandage, TQ, chest seals, trauma sheers, z-folded gauze) - for those outdoor / sport activities occasions that require more than a band-aid and less than an Israeli/TQ.

    I have addressed this gap with a €3,- ($3.50) kit from Lidl (a German-based discounter), that seems to be sold once a year in May/June, called "Kalff Sensiplast Erste Hilfe Kit 38-teilig". It contains all what one would "normally" need, for a fantastic price point.

    Update: there is also a YT review of it.

    I added a pair of Nitril gloves (in addition to the included Vinyl ones), a triangle bandage, a tick remover card, some 4"x4" band-aid, eyewash, tweezers, burn gel and adhesive skin closures.

    This FAK (14cmx9cmx7cm/232g ~ 5.5"x3.5"x2.8"/8.2oz) goes into my pack for any outdoor/sports activity (besides my EDC, and a small trauma kit w/SWAT-T TQ & mylar blanket). As this is layman-proof (no trauma stuff, no medicine) I would not hesitate to lend it to someone i meet on the trail or while bike trekking.
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  5. CSG

    CSG Loaded Pockets

    Feb 22, 2009
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    I keep a first aid kit in my vehicles and one in each of my hiking packs (two large day packs, two small lumbar packs), and a couple of Band-Aids and generic Neosporin packets in my wallet (habit formed when my boys were kids). I also keep a couple Aleve and Benadryl in a little tiny pill capsule on my keychain.
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  6. Blue_cat_333

    Blue_cat_333 Loaded Pockets

    Mar 28, 2008
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    I keep a small boo-boo kit in my bag all the time. I found this Youtube channel early on in EDC days and this particular video caught my attention...

    The kit I carry is built off a small $0.99 Bandaid brand first aid kit that I added to (purchased at Wally World). Overall, the kit is pretty packed but the box still closes and shuts.

    I will add that when I add any OTC medication to a kit I always use a small pack of pre-packaged medication. I do this so if I am giving the medication to someone else they can see that it is in a sealed package with an expiration date. I usually purchase these from local gas stations and stock them in my boo-boo kits or first aid kits.
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